MBus Business & Management


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91% of UWTSD’s Business students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

The field of management is diverse and requires skills appropriate to a variety of contexts and industries. Studying Business and Management to Masters level will give graduates the competitive edge in a tight labour market as compared to their peers studying to Degree level.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: CF3A
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
4 Years
Start Date: September

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
Swansea Business School
Contact Name:
Beth Cummings
Contact Email:
Beth.Cummings@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  

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You will develop a broad repertoire of business skills, rather than focusing on one specialism. Students undertake a range of tasks applied to organisations and enjoy developing sophisticated solutions to business problems.

Given the broad range of skills learned, graduates have many career opportunities in a diverse range of business roles in a wide range of sectors, including government and not-for-profit sectors. This programme is also suitable for those who wish to develop a business management specialism after a general business education, to become business teachers or to start their own businesses.

All subjects studied on the programme are relevant to the world of work, across specialist disciplines and sectors. The skills developed to achieve academic success are also those required by employers and for study at higher levels. The flexibility of the programme allows students opportunities to specialise or to maintain their general studies to keep their options open depending on the trends in the job market.

Year 1 provides an introduction to the key business disciplines and development of vital skills. Students will work with an external organisation to see theory in action and acquire valuable skills.

Year 2 covers finance, human resources and marketing. It allows a choice of options in current business management developing areas. It includes an entrepreneurship exercise and study data management and business intelligence. Internships, study abroad and placement opportunities exists which will be assessed for credits against your degree.

Year 3 develops the themes of strategy, leadership and management, with the opportunity to choose options. Students will also study either a dissertation in a contemporary business management topic or an organisational consultancy project in which they will simulate the management consultant’s role developing advice for an organisation.

Year 4 allows more in depth study at Masters level from a choice of business and management related modules which reflect current thinking in practice. Students will also carry out a detailed piece of research in the form of a 15,000 word dissertation.

The programme integrates theoretical study and application to real world cases. There is direct interaction with the University’s external partnerships, including employer’s organisations, professional associations, international partners and spin off entrepreneurial activities. In particular our business management graduates have well developed analytical, research, information technology, interpersonal, cross-cultural communication and empathetic skills.

Many of the modules on the programme are directly mapped to the professional qualifications in that field (e.g. CIM, CIPD, ACCA); allowing students to gain current skills in areas that are professionally recognised as being necessary for current and future practitioners.

The skills of managing ICT, communication with peers and external organisations, numeracy, problem-solving, interacting in teams, ethical reasoning, critical appraisal, self-management and leadership have been particularly applauded. Students’ progress through the programme ensures that they become increasingly self-confident and capable of managing their own learning. Graduates will have developed self-confidence and the ability to work in diverse environments and communicate at a wide variety of levels.

The opportunity to study to Masters level ensures competitive advantage from those studying to degree level.

The involvement of employers, visiting speakers and other organisations in the delivery of the programme gives opportunities to students to interact with external networks and the see the relevance of their studies. In addition students can participate in internships to further enhance their employability and participate in real business issues through voluntary and paid work with local SME’s.

This programme offers an academically challenging, vocational experience which incorporates innovative teaching and assessment methods.  Assessment will be through a variety of methods including projects, presentations, examinations, reports, posters and essays. Students will be expected to be active in managing their learning experience, to be creative and to take initiatives to develop themselves.

This MBus programme has a requirement of 88 UCAS points.

Our offer is not solely based on academic results. Skills, achievement and life experience are taken into consideration. In such cases, applicants must provide evidence of capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Where English is not a first language, Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (no element less than 5.5) or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (213 for computer based test).

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Given the broad range of skills learned, graduates have many career opportunities in a diverse range of business roles in a wide range of sectors, including government and not-for-profit sectors. This programme is also suitable for those who wish to develop a business management specialism after a general business education, to become business teachers or to start their own businesses.

All subjects studied on the programme are relevant to the world of work, across specialist disciplines and sectors. The skills developed to achieve academic success are also those required by employers and for study at higher levels. The flexibility of the programme allows students opportunities to specialise or to maintain their general studies to keep their options open depending on the trends in the job market.

This degree is attractive to those interested in innovative teaching and assessment approaches. It is also relevant to those who wish to join the professions. It is mapped against professional qualifications of management associations to ensure exemptions and relevant employability skill development. Those applicants interested in application of business and management ideas have a number of opportunities on the programme for community engagement and placement or internships.

The friendly approach of the University allows early identification of learning needs and support for skill enhancement. This includes respect for specialist needs. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The close working relationships between tutors and students and students and their classmates nurtures a positive, active learning environment.